Idaho activists have begun collecting signatures for a medical marijuana legalization initiative that they hope to place on the state’s 2024 ballot.
The Kind Idaho campaign officially launched in August, with advocates filing the required paperwork with the state to start the signature drive. After getting sign-off on their language from state officials in mid-October, activists started collecting signatures for the measure, which is virtually identical to ones that group filed in 2020 and 2022 that did not end up making the ballot.
In order to qualify, the campaign must turn in valid signatures from at least seven percent of registered voters in the state—including at least seven percent of voters in a minimum of 18 of Idaho’s 35 legislative districts—by April 14, 2024.
If the measure ultimately appears on the ballot and is approved by voters, patients with qualifying conditions would be able to purchase cannabis at state-licensed dispensaries, and those unable to access or afford dispensaries could grow up to six plants at home.
Jackee Winters, chair of Kind Idaho, posted a video on Facebook last week to go over the various provisions of the reform initiative and urge residents to get involved and sign the petition, which she
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